Anniki Sommerville

Anniki Sommerville has been writing for more than ten years. In 2017 she was made redundant from her corporate job in market research, and started writing MOTHERWHELMED, loosely based on her experiences. She is a successful copywriter and edits the highly influential Selfish Mother blogzine. She is also the co-founder of podcast The Hotbed Collective with Cherry Healey and Lisa Williams.

Anniki’s second novel, THE B-WORD is due to be published by One Chapter More. The author will also launch a new podcast, How to Be a Boss at Ageing.

Agent Contact: Louise Buckley



THE B WORD (2020)






- Harper (UK, 2019)




      ‘Had me laughing and crying in equal measure – would recommend to anyone venturing into parenthood or considering it.’Anna Whitehouse aka Mother Pukka

      ‘I love Anniki’s writing on motherhood. It’s funny and totally honest, but also soulful and sometimes quite beautiful. She gets to the heart of the matter of what it feels like to be a mother.’Clover Stroud

      ‘Anniki has the magic touch of saying what many of us are too edited to say whilst also being hilarious – I don’t know many parents that haven’t felt the overwhelm and having someone so brilliantly put it on paper makes me feel like I’m not the only one.’Cherry Healey

      ‘It felt like it was written for me.’Kate Hiscox (@wearsmymoney)

      ‘Hilarious, painful and deeply accurate. . . I was torn between howling with laughter and wincing with pain.’Julia Williams